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post #101 of 143 Old 11-16-2011, 10:53 PM
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5'4" roughly, 110 pounds, and I ride a 15.1hh Anglo Arab - he is pretty chunky though. I like them anywhere from a solid (cob type) 13hh upwards and LOVE them around 16hh. I ride jumpers and playing around with the idea of getting into eventing.

The little miss is about 13.2 at 11 months and hopefully will be 15hh but I think it'll be pushing it. But if she has much of her sire's genetics she will be solid, so I won't have a problem.

I look good on anything from a 13.3 welsh cob to a 16.1 solid built TB and I will admit that TB was about the tallest I've ridden. I have REALLY long legs so it can be hard to find a horse that really takes up as much of my leg as I would like. Monty does at a push, I would love another hand or so of height on him, but he's not REALLY chunky, just sort of medium... I am used to relatively slender horses so he is chunky in my eyes.
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post #102 of 143 Old 01-23-2012, 07:11 PM
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I am 5'1"; 95lb and I ride a 14.2h Arab/Welsh, and a 16.3h TB.

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post #103 of 143 Old 01-23-2012, 07:18 PM
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Im 5'5" and i ride western and my QH mare is 15h. but to me height doesnt matter i like the "taller" but i picked her because i loved her personality!

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post #104 of 143 Old 01-23-2012, 07:22 PM
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I'm 5'9" and Houdini is a 15.1 hh QH. That's us at left. I know a lot of people would consider him short for me - but my first horse was 14.0!
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post #105 of 143 Old 01-23-2012, 07:29 PM
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I am 5'3 and my twh is 14'3 and I STILL need a mounting block to get on him! Getting old is killing me!
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post #106 of 143 Old 01-23-2012, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Mellow Mel View Post
I am 5'3 and my twh is 14'3 and I STILL need a mounting block to get on him! Getting old is killing me!
Oh, Mel, just do what I did - buy some really long stirrup leathers and drop the near side one down as low as it'll go. Then once you're in the saddle hoist it up after you.
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post #107 of 143 Old 01-23-2012, 07:48 PM
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I'm 5'3", my QH is 14.3. We mostly Rein, Western Pleasure and Trail ride but I trained him to pull a cart and we just started jumping.
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post #108 of 143 Old 01-23-2012, 07:54 PM
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I'm 5'7 5'8 and OWN a 15.2hh ( trails and western cow sorting)appy/arab LESSON on a 16hh ottb (flatwork/jumping) and im BUYING a 16.3hh oldenberg/tb cross(hunter/jumper), I ride english, hunter jumper :) but western for pleasure.
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post #109 of 143 Old 01-23-2012, 07:57 PM
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I am around 5' 10", 168 lbs and Scully is 17hh, 1450 lbs warmblood ridden English (in England!)
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post #110 of 143 Old 01-23-2012, 07:57 PM
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I'm 5'7" and normally ride a 15.2h gelding. Have ridden a 13h pony for fun, was going to show her :p and hopefully going to buy a 16.1h mare :)

I normally ride english, and fit perfectly on the first horse. (He's in my avatar)
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